Neonatal education

  • How to contact PIPER neonatal education

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    What services does PIPER neonatal education provide?

    The PIPER Neonatal Education service is based at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Victoria.

    We provide leadership in and continuing education for all healthcare professionals involved in perinatal care.

    • NeoResus, First Response, Advanced Resuscitation and Facilitator Workshops for newborn resuscitation:
    • An eighteen hour Continuing Education Program in Newborn Nursing Care (CEPNNC).
    • Outreach Education sessions and study days on topics nominated by Level 1 or Level 2 host hospital staff.
    • Education sessions for University students undertaking midwifery, neonatal nursing and ambulance paramedic training.
    • A consultancy service with regard to equipment purchase, developing nursing policies and formulating nursing care standards for Level 1 and Level 2 hospitals.
    • Educational resources/Learning packages relating to care of the neonate.

    We provide education programs that are:

    • Evidence based
    • Individually tailored
    • Based on adult learning principles
    • Multidisciplinary

    Why offer continuing education in perinatal care?

    Advances in perinatal care, particularly over the past thirty years, have improved the outcome for 'at risk' mothers and their newborn infants, as evidenced by a continual reduction in perinatal mortality and morbidity.

    Continued improvement in perinatal outcomes is dependent upon all health professionals providing the best possible standard of care within their local environment.

    All healthcare professionals involved in perinatal care have a responsibility to continually update their knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development activities.

    Neonatal Resuscitation Training Programs: NeoResus

    Neonatal clinical meetings

    The next neonatal clinical meeting will be held on Friday July 26, 2019 at RACV Torquay. 

    An update on neonatology for non-tertiary healthcare professionals.

    Speakers include both Tertiary and Non-Tertiary medical and nursing/midwifery staff.

    Further information to follow.

    Continuing Education Program in Newborn Nursing Care (CEPNNC)


    Avril McLean
    Telephone: 1300 662 434

    Course outline

    The program is hosted by staff in Victoria's four neonatal intensive care units. It consists of 18 contact hours over four half days. Neonatal Nurses, Neonatologists and Neonatal Fellows facilitate the sessions. Discussion, demonstration, workshops, nursery visits, case presentations and didactic teaching/learning formats are utilized throughout the program.  

    Topics include:

    • Resuscitation of the newborn (including perinatal asphyxia)
    • Stabilization of the neonate prior to transport
    • Respiratory Distress
    • Management of neonatal abstinence syndrome
    • Neonatal jaundice
    • Common congenital abnormalities
    • Care of the neonate with a suspected cardiac condition
    • Neonatal seizures
    • Hypoglycaemia
    • Family centred neonatal and developmental care.

    Participant criteria

    Midwives/nurses working in Level 1 and Level 2 hospitals throughout Victoria are eligible. Since numbers are restricted to 16 for each program, one applicant per hospital may be enrolled unless positions remain unfilled.

    Course dates

    Program – May 2019

    Tuesday 14 May       MMC    
    1000 - 1530 hours
    Wednesday 15 May MHW
    1000 - 1545 hours
    Tuesday 21 May
    1000 - 1500 hours
    Wednesday 22 May
    1000 - 1600 hours

    Application forms / booking information

    Program information and application forms are sent to midwifery Nurse Unit Managers of Level 1 and Level 2 hospitals in February each year.

    Expressions of interest can be made to Shradha Balia who will notify you when application forms are being distributed.

    Shradha Balia
    Telephone: 1300 662 434  - 9345 5430 (office)